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Texas forward Mohamed Bamba declares for the NBA Draft

Mohamed Bamba has declared his intention to enter the 2018 NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old Texas Longhorns forward made the announcement on Tuesday.

“After an incredibly rewarding year at The University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA Draft,” Bamba said.

During his freshman season, Bamba earned a spot on the John R. Wooden Award National Ballot (which included the final 15 candidates). In 30 games, Bamba led the Big 12 Conference in double-doubles (15), rebounding (10.5 rpg) and blocked shots (111, 3.70 bpg).

He was also the highest-rated recruit head coach Shaka Smart has brought to Texas, as well as the program's top-rated recruit since Kevin Durant.

Bama is expected to be a top 10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

The NCAA Tournament is upon us, but the madness of March goes beyond the court. The amount of money the TV industry, its advertisers and fans spend on the tournament are pretty crazy too.

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